Epidemic: Covid

Boaheng, I. 2021

‘The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on Akan dying, death and mourning rites’ African Journal of Culture, History, Religion and Traditions, 4:1, 15-28.

Bray, R.S. 2023

‘Carceral archipelago and gulag of grief: Hart Island’, in J. Michael Ryan (ed.) Covid-19: Surviving a Pandemic, London: Routledge, 46-56.

Entress, R., Tyler, J. & Abdul‐Akeem, S. 2020

‘Managing mass fatalities during COVID‐19: lessons for promoting community resilience during global pandemics’, Public Administration Review, 80:5, 856-861.

Go, M. & Docot, D. 2021

‘Fire and fear: Rapid cremations in the Philippines amidst COVID-19’, Forensic Science International: Synergy 3.

González-Fernández, J., Ibáñez-Bernáldez, M., Martínez-Tejedor, J. & 3 others 2020

‘Management of corpses during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain’, Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine, 46:3, 109-118.


Gotved, S., Gould, H. & Klastrup, L. 2022

‘Covid-19 and the mediatization of the funeral industry in Australia and Denmark’, MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, 38:73, 100-121.

Islam, F 2022

‘Pandemic-induced deathscapes: end-of-life, funerary and bereavement challenges for British-Bangladeshi Muslims’, Social & Cultural Geography, 24, 3-4, 409-427.

Klaufus, C. & Weegels, J. 2022

From prison to pit: trajectories of a dispensible population in Latin America’, Mortality, 27:4, 410-425.

Manamperi, L. 2023

‘A critical human rights perspective on the Sri Lankan government’s forced cremation policy of COVID-19 deceased in the context of religious majoritarianism’, International Journal for Religious Freedom (IJRF), 16:1, 105-116.

Moreras, J. 2023

‘Cemeteries in Spain during the covid-19 pandemic. Complementary notes on expert and lay knowledge’, Revista Internacional de Organizaciones, 30, 129-153.

Pujiono, E., Hidayat, O. & Njurumana, G. 2021

Land sustainability for public cemeteries in KHDTK Hambala: a preliminary study on the borrow-to-use forest areas with a cooperation mechanism in Sumba, Indonesia’, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 909.

Ugwu, S. and Nwankwo, B.E. 2020

Modern funeral rites during COVID-19 pandemic’, Nigerian Journal of Social Psychology 3.1.

Zavattaro, S. 2020

‘“We’ve cared for the dead since we started caring”: COVID-19 and our relationship to public and private healthcare’, Public Administration Review, Jul/Aug, 701-705.


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